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first the good. a restaurant owner hires a teen who he saw walking ten miles through the snow for a job interview. >> here's a kid walking almost ten miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage. that's the kind of story your parents used to tell. lucky i met him. >> the teen's boss even picks him up for the first day of work. next the bad. a chinese government official caught on camera trashing an airport boarding gate ripping up computers and trying to smash a sign through doors. police say he was mad because he missed his flight. the ugly. a car crashing through the roof of a house in texas. police say the driver was going over 90 miles an hour, lost control and went airborne crash landing through the roof. the driver and everyone in the house walked away unharmed. >> time for your brew on this question of the day responses. earlier in the show we told you about how children in
massachusetts are being sent home with so-called fat letters telling parents their children's body mass index with instructions on how to deal with weight issues. >> we want to know if you think these letters are fine are over the line. jack says over the line. tony says they are truth letters instead of getting mad they should take action. treat it as an opportunity to break the cycle. patty says these letters are one of the best ways to transform a so-called obese child into an anorexic one. >> andrea says i think the fat letters are great ideas. some parents don't realize their children have a problem. thanks to everyone who responded. we appreciate it. >> that's right. >> you're a parent. what do you think? >> no comment. >> "fox & friends" starts right now. have a great day. >>gretchen: good morning. it's tuesday, february 26.
i'm alison camerota in for gretchen. three days before what the president calls a crisis for the country, but he's leaving town. >> this is not the time to be campaigning. >> if the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reid. >> should the president turn his bus around? we report. you decide. >>steve: turn the bus around or turn the beat around? >>brian: one was al roker's book and one was the 1970's hit. >>steve: the president tells the press out with you's. >> look forward to our partnering. with that, what i want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions. all right? >>brian: fantastic. goodbye, ed henry. there is one way to hear what he has to say.
a little bit later you're going to ask some questions and i'll leave. the picture you didn't see from the first lady's oscar appearance. who decided she needed to cover up and get some sleeves and a higher neckline? "fox & friends" starts now. >>steve: welcome board to the tv barn, everybody. what does that mean? [mooing] >>brian: steve was recruited off the future farmers of america's rosters. >>steve: i was back in the day. >>gretchen: are you from kansas? >>steve: yes, i'm from kansas. >>alisyn: i didn't know you are on some sort of farmer's bulletin board. >>brian: then you married kathy, a city girl and brought her to the country. >>steve: like "green
acres." you are my wife ♪ >>brian: it was followed by petticoat junction. >>alisyn: great segue. it is a pleasure to be with you this morning. let's get to your headlines to tell you what's been happening while you were sleeping. extreme weather alerts as the nation's heartland is hit by another blizzard, the second in less than a week. the storm is being blamed for two deaths, knocking out power for thousands in oklahoma and texas with more than a foot of snow piling atop of record-breaking totals already on the ground. strong winds adding to the problem in texas where 19 inches fell, just 3 inches short of the record there. crews had to rescue about a dozen drivers on texas highways. look at the aftermath of this. at one point as many as 100 vehicles were stranded on interstate 27 in lubbock.
now to another topic. a brand-new video out of egypt. a hot air balloon ride turning deadly when it caught on fire and exploded mid air plunging nearly 1,000 feet from the sky. at least 18 tourists were on board and died when the balloon crashed into a sugar cane field. amazingly crews found three survivors. >> if you don't succeed, try, try again. in a few hours the democratically controlled senate will once again hold a test vote on the nominee chuck hagel. he failed to meet the 60-vote threshold earlier this month amid concerns about his record. it was the first time the senate successfully filibustered a cabinet nominee. a final vote could be held tomorrow if hagel reaches 60 votes. >> notice anything
different in these pictures? apparently first lady michelle obama's oscar dress is a little racy for iran, so they photo shopped it. during a report on the oscars, the first lady's dress suddenly had a high neckline and sleeves. mrs. obama helped announce "argo" as the winner of best picture which iranian officials also slammed as propaganda for the c.i.a. calling the oscars politically motivated. i actually like the dress on the right. i don't know what that means. >>brian: i didn't know iran had colorforms. what does iran think about the way ben affleck think about the way it was depicted? do you think it was for diplomatic reasons where they captured our hostages? do we skew that? >>steve: iran said it is
basically farcical about the movie. >>brian: let's talk about the president yesterday and his comments. i cannot believe how much is going to go wrong. $85 billion, no one is going to be inspecting me. going to be an hour and a half to get on a plane. we are going to have massive defense cuts, and the national parks are going to be cutting down their hours. the president and the white house cabinet is in full force to say sequester. it is going to be hor horrendous for the country. >>steve: you say sequester. say scare-quester. they have been campaigning making it seem like come friday they are going to cut two cents out of every dollar. it is going to wind up being less than that. we've said it is going to be $85 billion this year. it will be $44 billion by the time they are able to spend it through september. i was down in florida over the long weekend. i was at an airport -- not going to tell you which
one -- but only every other machine was turned on any way. there were lines going out the doors. if it's going to be worse than it was yesterday in florida, holy cow because it's bad now. >>alisyn: the president does think sequester is going to be bad with all the aforementioned problems. so why not sit down with the republicans, who say that they have a way to avert it? why allow the indiscriminate cuts to happen if they are going to be so bad? that's what republicans are asking. they say the president should talk to them rather than hit this, what they say is the campaign trail, and try to sway public opinion. >> the president says we have to have another tax increase in order to avoid the sequester. well, mr. president, you got your tax increase. it's time to cut spending here in washington. instead of using our military men and women as campaign props, the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reid and begin to address our
problems. >> this is not the time to be campaigning. this is the time to solve something. he's going on the road tomorrow 150 miles away to again hype this up, try to scare the american public when he could go one mile down and talk to harry reid. >>brian: i would say two things happened happening. one, the republican house yesterday voted to fund the neil armstrong flight research center. they should be focusing on this. they should be saying these are the programs i put forward last year, what i'm urging the president to push. on the other side, i think it is a great move which governor scott walker brought up yesterday. republicans are saying i like to give the president the power to levy the cuts as he sees fit. so the $85 billion does not have to cut to the bone. you could do it in a way that would provide less pain. >>steve: it's not going to cut to the bone. the president described it as a meat cleaver because
it is an across-the-board cut. it is a 2.5% cut. it is not really a meat cleaver. it is a slight little haircut we're talking about here. keep in mind, the president of the united states -- and bob woodward has taken heat from the left and the white house as well because he pointed out in an editorial writing over the weekend that this president, while they're not owning up to it right now, this is an idea of the president. he also talks about how the president and his team are moving the goal post. in the original deal, what they said was the president wanted to kick the debt ceiling down the road past the election. in return the president promised, i won't raise taxes. now bob woodward says hes moved the goal post because he wants to go ahead and raise taxes. >>alisyn: they need strategic cuts. the president came up with the sequester idea and congress went along with it because they all thought it was such a doomsday
scenario so odious they would never get there. now we're here, three days away. it might not be a lot of cuts but it is certainly indiscriminate across the board. why isn't the president sitting do you think with harry reid -- sitting down with harry reid or sitting down with them? i just washed "lincoln" on a plane and it makes you long for the days 150 years ago where you see people sitting down. there is a lot of fighting and yelling but sit down together and you guys can figure this out. >>brian: if you watched "lincoln" which was the most overhyped movie in the history of man. i would rather watch "killing lincoln." which i think o'reilly is working on right after he kills jesus. here's the thing. i would think it's so ugly the way they did it back then. it was getting leverage on people, it was arm twisting, it was
threatening, it was people switching parties. >>alisyn: but it was effective. >>brian: the president said i'm not going to ask for taxes with the sequester. now he's asking for taxes with the sequester. we're only finding out about this through bob woodward's reportage. not like the white house will tell us. when i look at the transparency of this administration, it is pretty shocking. there was a report that came out yesterday where apparently -- whoops, the wrong story. >>steve: for half a million dollars if you're part of obama for action, and it's run by obama's campaign team, they left the campaign and now they're running this thing. if you donate a half a million dollars, you can be on a special national advisory board and meet with the president four
times a year which sounds like to most people you're buying access to the president of the united states if you have a lot of money. >>alisyn: you remember a corner stone of the president's campaign in 2008 was he wouldn't allow lobbyists into the white house, that he was going to sort of rid the white house of any sort of special interests and lobbyists. so lots of critics are saying if you can just pay big bucks and get a quarterly meeting with the president where you can say your own policy wishes, that is special interests. that's high rollers. that's lobbyists. >>brian: the "times" wrote about this on saturday. they have a problem with it. when the "new york times" goes off the reservation, i think that should get the white house's attention. the governors were in town meeting. democrats and republicans getting together talking about the unique challenges of their state. they also got a chance to meet with the president. here's the president at the end of the meeting realizing he wants to take questions from governors, so he thought this. >> i look forward to our
partnering. with that, what i want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions. >>alisyn: clear out the press so we can take some questions. the press is who asks questions. again, remember, the president said this is going to be the most transparent administration in history. if you clear out the press every time you meet with governors, and they may have some questions for the president -- he cleared out the press recently during a business round table of c.e.o.'s. the press can't hear the questions being asked by industry leaders or governors. and it makes the press say what is he hiding? what doesn't he want us to know? that's not transparent. >>steve: if i was the press i would stand back there. >>alisyn: you are the press. >>steve: if i was a white house -- >>brian: ali, play along. >>steve: we've been talking about how transparent this administration is not even though we heard the
president so many times say this: >> let me say it as simply as i can. transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. if taxpayer money is involved, i've got a responsibility to insure some transparency and accountability. i think we've provided much greater transparency than existed prior to our administration coming in. as long as there's transparency and accountability, this is the most transparent administration in history. >>steve: the press should be embarrassed. >>brian: straight ahead, do you remember her? she's the girl who decided it was a good idea to flip off the judge. hear why she's now getting a round of applause. >>alisyn: vice president joe biden says americans, they're not worried about europe impacting our economy. we've got news, joe. europe is tanking our economy. stu varney has all the stu varney has all the details. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar
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>> silvio berlusconi is back. a break so he could win president. it looks like he will win control over the italian senate but will it be good for the economy? will it be good for our economy? stuart varney is here. what is europe doing? >> italy, italian voters just rejected misery. they just rejected endless recession. they brought back berlusconi. they brought back a former comedian. together these two politicians basically wrecked europe's whole policy of recovering from the debt crisis. that plunges europe into financial crisis. our market here reacts with a huge selloff. but vice president joe biden says don't worry, what happens over there will not wash over to us. we're not concerned. can i roll that sound bite.
this is what joe biden said yesterday just as italy was falling to pieces. >> no longer worried, i think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by europe at large, the e.u. or china somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. they're no longer, i think, worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores. >>brian: we're not worried about china hacking and taking our intellectual property. >> with respect, i think the vice president is flatout wrong. it does affect us economically what happens over there. chaos in europe, mass recession in europe, the fallout, maybe the collapse of the euro currency, that does affect us economically but also politically. can president obama now go on a road show as he will today and push for higher taxes which is what got italians into trouble? can he push for maximum infliction of pain on
america? can he do that in light of what just happened with the voters in europe? i suspect there are economic and political fallout in america from what happened yesterday in italy. >>brian: if he could do that by not connecting the dot, a responsible leader would connect the dots and talk about how they're related. i'm not an expert on italian politics, but when monti comes in, he says this is what it's going to take to straighten out the economy. he puts austerity into play and they vote him out. >> that was the great hope of europe, that monti would on the path to reform sort things out. the voters rejected and it is possible the voters in greece, spain and france will do the same thing. we're not going to tolerate ten years of recession. we're not going to have it. >>brian: you stated the latest destination for the disney cruise. stuart varney thank you so much. today marks 20 years since the first world trade
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>> the oscars proved to be a winning combination with the host. 34-- 43 million viewers switched in. they were up 22% over last year's show hosted by billy crystal. >>steve: today marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world trade center bombing where a group of terrorists detonated a 1,500 car bomb in the parking structure. the explosion killed 6 people and injured about 1,000 others. one of those women killed was named monica rodriguez smith. she died with her unborn son. today peter is in manhattan with her widower. good morning, peter. >> good morning. i'm here with ed smith who tragically lost his dear wife monica and their
soon-to-be-born son, seven-month-old in monica gestation eddie. on this very sad day, what does this day mean to you, ed, and for your family as we mark the loss of 6, of the injury of 1,000, 20 years ago at the world trade center? >> thank you for having me. we don't want to forget the people who died. this isn't about a bombed building. this is about the people who went to work who didn't come home. >> what was the lesson in 1993? did we understand the lessons in 1993? have we forgotten the lessons of 1939 and 2001 as we remember monica today? >> 2001 was a continuation of 1993. if we would have taken a better lesson from 1993 #-rbgs we might have stopped 2001 from happening. if they had more time and more money, they might not have been able to accomplish what they did in 2001. >> let's talk about the loss and remembrance.
we were talking earlier about going back to that day. you were in boston and you were calling the world trade center to speak to your dear wife. you were married for three years. you put a life together in long island. everything was ahead of you. tell us about that day. >> life at the time couldn't have been better. it's a time when your marriage comes together, you're going to have a child. and then i saw the news reports in boston, couldn't get ahold of my wife at the trade center. and then eventually later that night called the new york city morgue and found out she had passed away. >> you were reflecting that if your wife had lived and the baby had been born, that perhaps your son eddie jr. would have been in college today. what are your thoughts about that? >> it seems like just yesterday. when you look back, 20 years it would be for a child; he would be grown, in college, doing different
teufrpbgz. it's sad -- doing different things. all the opportunities you didn't get is sad. today we get the opportunity, all the families come together to spend time remembering the lost ones. >> we share your loss and grief and we remember together with you on the 20th anniversary. ed smith, godspeed to you. god bless you and continue with the life you've put together since then. thank you for being here. ed smith, a remarkable story on the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the world trade center in 1993. >>steve: peter, thank you very much. you're right. 20 years went by in a wink. 20 years ago today they tried to bring down the world trade center the first time. it's exactly 28 minutes after the top of the hour on this tuesday. talk about dirty politics, one liberal group paying private investigators to
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>> starbucks caught themselves in a bit of a controversy after gun advocates tried to organize a boycott after the starbucks chain said the company would follow the local gun laws where their stores were located. the company stresses their position does not mean they are pro-gun. believe me, i think starbucks learned years ago you don't need a gun to rob people. >>steve: talking about four-bucks, starbucks. we've got headlines. will oscar pistorius train while on bail? he told african authorities
he wants to run but a spokesperson for pistorius denying he has immediate plans to return to track. he says he's currently in mourning and not focused on sports. the -- pistorius is waiting at his uncle's house while he awaits trial for the shooting of his girlfriend. >>alisyn: the movie faced questions before it was released about what was fact and what was fiction. >> osama bin laden? >>alisyn: now we've learned the senate intelligence committee is reportedly closing its investigation into "zero dark thirty." this comes after the film was virtually shut out of the oscars. the movie showed enhanced interrogation techniques helped to find bin laden. >>brian: all i know is back off, navy seal who wrote the book too.
remember this bad girl who flipped off a judge in florida? after that stunt, he sentenced her to stay behind bars for 30 days. but 5 days later hr-rbs >> my behavior was very irrational, and i apologize not only to the court and you, but to my family. >>brian: her change of attitude seems to be sticking. here's what happened when she showed up to a recent hearing with a different judge. the 18-year-old has been attending narcotics anonymous and passed her drug tests. the drug said her original drug charge will be dropped if she keeps up the good work. >>alisyn: let's hope she does. >>steve: check out this video. definitely not a good way to protect your car from hail. when the ice chunks started pounding his car, a guy in argentina climbed on the roof. it looks like he's swimming on the roof trying to keep the hail from ruining his
ride. >>alisyn: maybe he's exercising. >>steve: maybe he's trying to swim. >>alisyn: snow angel? the wrong way. >>steve: it looks like he put a mat on the front? >>brian: now he tried to cover the car and his foot is getting caught in the towel. >>steve: i wonder if the guys end up getting beat up from the ice hail. >>alisyn: you tried that, brian. how does it go? >>brian: it goes well although you do get your belly red after awhile. we have cameraman everywhere. good job. she may not have won the daytona 500 but danica patrick held nascar's scores highest rating. a 10.0 rating. jimmie johnson the big reurpb. danica was the first woman to win the poll for the
race and finished 8th but she was third for most of the race, the highest finish ever for a female driver. let's talk baseball. he warmed the bench during the playoffs for the yankees and now a-rod is a bench warmer when it comes to his charity group. according to "the boston globe," tax returns show the a-rod family foundation raised more than $400,000 in 2006. that's partly because of a star-studded poker tournament he hosted. but the post shows he gave $5,000 back. if you don't think every second counts in sports, watch this. >> play again. oh! unbelievable! >>brian: garrett bale the show-winning goal. the spurs have new hope for qualifying next season.
coming up on radio a little bit later, alisyn and steve will not be on on kilmeade and friends. we're developing an app. we have jennifer tkpwreufrpb and andrea mccarthy who will go from our show to the radio. >>steve: check it out between # -- 9 and noon. the look at these pictures out of kansas city, missouri, they're seeing over a foot of snow on the heels of getting about a foot about a week ago. thousands of people, meanwhile, in texas and oklahoma were also left in the dark this morning. these are images yesterday. the storm is being blamed for at least two deaths. and it's not over yet. the storm still on the move. maria molina is tracking the path. dry here in new york city, but it is bad across the plains.
>> that's right. eventually we're going to see some of that moisture from that same storm as we head into the overnight hours tonight and throughout our wednesday and even showers by thursday. we're expecting some areas of rain across new york city. that's pretty much the story along the i-95 corridor including boston and philadelphia and the d.c. area. look at areas across the plains. missouri, you're expecting an additional foot of snow on the north central part of that state. three to six inches of snow forecast across the great lakes including the city of chicago and eventually snow across portions of the new england area where we could be seeing over six inches as well. that snow coming down right now across kansas city, also through areas of southern missouri and also across southern areas of illinois. chicago, you can see a little bit of a mix later on this morning before it all becomes snow as some of that colder air wraps around. winter storm warnings in effect across places in kansas, missouri and illinois. also looking at winter storm warnings across portions of new england. back in the studio, i want
to mention we had severe weather possible across sections of florida with damaging wind gusts, large hail and even tornadoes. there is a tornado watch in effect until 9 a.m. eastern time. that does include areas across the florida panhandle. please be safe if you live out there. >>steve: thank you, maria. we were down in vero beach. 85 degrees over the weekend. and today they have got rough weather. also rough weather in north carolina. did you know in north carolina the statehouse and the governors mansion both controlled by republicans. there is a liberal group out there saying we've got to do something about it. we don't like the direction the republicans want to take north carolina. so they came up with a plan of action that sounds kind of sketchy. >>alisyn: one of the local stations got their hands on this blueprint that this liberal group called progress north carolina put out. and what it suggests is that they want to combat conservative tax ideas and education ideas. but instead of combatting
it with their own ideas and with ideas that will resonate with the public, what they have e decided to do is cripple -- their word -- the republican leaders. somehow make the republican leaders so anathema to the public by using some tactics that nobody will go along with the conservative ideas anymore. >>brian: does that sound familiar? does that sound like the spring of 2012, what they did to mitt romney who barely had the nomination for a week, they started attacking him and it was very successful in labeling the republicans antiwoman, anti-this, anti that before he could get out of the box. it was very effective. now that this has been exposed by the local paper and become a national story, the take on trying to governor. >>steve: apparently part of the plan of this liberal group was to, if we can't
fight him on ideas, let's dig up dirt on him. let's have private investigators follow these republicans, dig something up so that we can slam him and try to ruin him, which sound like what media matters was suggesting they do with fox news last year. >>alisyn: meanwhile, next up, do you share the music on your ipod? a new rule this week may have police knocking on your door. you're going to want to hear about this. >>brian: actually i have police on my ipod. >>steve: that's the police, brian. what if you could get the quality of a rib eye steak for half the price? a butcher spills his industry's best-kept secrets. coming up next. coming up next. >>brian: no horse there.
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prescribed by rheumatologists. >>brian: the nays's five major internet -- the nation's five major internet providers will put music users on notice. sharers of copyrighted material will get six warnings before more drastic action will taken. >> janet jackson dropping a bombshell. she's already been married for months. jackson and billionaire almana reportedly engaged last december. this is her third marriage. let's hope it sticks. >>alisyn: the cost of beef might be going up soon but steak doesn't have to cost you big bucks. here to show us the best cuts of meat for a low
price is master butcher and fair way meat consultant ray vanissio. fair way has delicious meat. let's talk about how we can save people money. you say you can substitute other cuts of meat. let's say people love rib eye -- and they do because it's delicious -- what do you say people can get more cheaply? >> on an everyday base sis, light beef. great flavor but slow penetrating cooking will make it tender. it has a lot of marble. it has great flavor because of the marbling but it will be tougher. you want a moist heat where you want to marinate it. then you can pan fry it and then get a great light
tasting steak that will cook in minutes. >>alisyn: how much will people save with the flatiron steak? $5 a pound. a huge savings. let's move to rump roast. what do you suggest in lieu of that? >> i love the boneless which you can roast, one of the most flavorful roasts there are. for people on the go, a crock pot, great item because that moisture heat is what you want. you put that in, a little brown sugar, cup of water, ginger snaps, set it up the night before, turn it on low, come home, add a noodle or mashed potato and you have a hearty, bone-sticking meal. >>alisyn: you're making me hungry. let's talk about how much money you save. >> the which you can roast $3.5 a pound, the rump $5 a pound. >>alisyn: if you want a center cut pork chop, what do you recommend to save
money? >> the center cut is the leanest and driest. the rib end is gorgeous, going towards the neck where they make meat for the sausage. in a crock pot, slow cooked it is the best pulled pork you'll have. as chops, marinate, pan fry delicious and go to a butcher, like a fair way, cut did into country style, put it on skewers, easy to flip, very versatile piece of meet. >>alisyn: let's see how much we save. there you go. save $2.50. rack of lamb, people love it when you order it out of the restaurant. >> the rack of lamb is the deal. but a lot more fat, the loin lamb chop, which is the porterhouse, the leaner cut and always a lot more a affordable. big stores will have them on sale going into a
holiday. lamb, because it is strong in flavor, freezes better than any meat. cooks quick. delicious. >>alisyn: how much can we save? >> loin lamb chops $8 a pom compared to $15 a pound for the rib. >>alisyn: thanks so much. really appreciate it. meanwhile, can president obama step in and overrule congress to get, of course, the sequester problem sofd? -- problem solved? judge napolitano has the answer. they used to say 40 was the new 30, but i understand that changed. >> good morning. could 72 be the new 30? a group of scientists say yes because of medical conditions and living conditions. what do you think? do you want to live to be 200 years old? we'll talk to some locals [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious?
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>> president obama says republicans are blocking a deal that would stop mandatory budget cuts about 2% from going into effect at the end of the week. but legally can't the president step in and stop the standoff himself? >>alisyn: let's ask judge andrew napolitano, our fox news judicial analyst. good morning, judge. what can be done legally? >> start off with a couple of bases. this is not a cut in spending, the sequester. the sequester is a reduction in the increased planned spending. not a budget cut because there is no budget. >>alisyn: it is a reduction in growth? >> yes. instead of growth -- instead of more spending like that, you're going to
have more spending like that. how much is that? it's 2%. so if you're talking about the military, for example, the president wants to hire another hundred soldiers. can he only hire 98? of course not. he can hire all 100 and take that 2% cut in increased spending and apply it somewhere else in the defense department. the president has an obligation under the constitution to make the federal government work and to make it do the things that we have hired it to do. you can't get on an airplane without going through the t.s.a. the plane can't get in the air without an air traffic controller. the country will not stay free and safe without soldiers. these are far more important than other operations of the government from which he could cut in order to keep those operations that we rely on every day at full force. >>steve: as commander in chief he should be making future reductions in future spending as easy as possible. instead he and his cabinet are out there scaring the living daylights out of
people. he's become president panic. >> this is the key word: pain. this is almost an impeachable offense. if the president is deciding how to spend money in order to hurt us rather than in order to provide us with the services for which we have paid and for which we have hired him, he is doing the opposite of what he has taken an oath to do. he has taken an oath faithfully -- i underscore the word. it is in the oath and the constitution -- to uphold the laws. that means make the government work. don't make it painful. find a way to make it work on 2% less. >>brian: is there a chance in this legislation, he can't just cut out conventions or nebulous things. they have to go across and look at everything in these departments? he has leeway? >> he absolutely has leeway. >>brian: why do republicans vote to give him leeway to cut where he wants? >> republicans didn't vote to give him leeway. leeway is integral to his office as the chief executive, the head of the
executive branch. he can prioritize money and prioritize cuts. if the defense department is told $80 billion less this year than we were going to give you, still more than last year, he can decide where that $80 billion is going to be cut. not in tanks and soldiers, but in something behind the scenes. >>steve: but instead? >> instead he wants to cut in a way that is going to make us stand in line for five hours at the airport, quote, to teach the republicans a lesson. we elected you to run the government, not to teach republicans a lesson. >>steve: you're here to teach a lesson. >>alisyn: coming up, being called a major breakthrough in treating cancer. drugs being approved more quickly than ever. but is that putting some patients at risk? >>brian: some drivers may soon face consequences. speed up! you hear me.
and early. it's tuesday, february 26. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen. three days until what the president calls a crisis for the country. more terrorist attacks, more illegal immigrants and prices spiking at the grocery store. should we really believe this doom scenario? we'll explore it. >> brian: our entitlement nation has gone to the dogs. we've got news about food stamps for pets. the man who started it all at the top of the hour to defend the idea. >> steve: and they used to say 40 was the new 30. but is this actually the new 30? are you fond of that? "fox & friends" hour two for tuesday starts immediately. >> steve: what do you mean she looks it? >> brian: i think she is 72 (72 is the new 30. and look, if you can dress in a
lemon gown at 72, you're probably doing something right medically. so we're going to explore that story for you coming up. >> steve: didn't i read on-line that it said that when ted turner married -- i think it was from ted turner's son who is running for office. >> brian: as a conservative. >> steve: yeah. that when he, ted turner, married jane fonda, jane fonda turned ted turner way left. >> brian: yeah, he ended up on a ranch with live -- buffalo. >> brian: she also gave birth to shin splints. >> steve: i don't think she's going to take credit for that. >> alisyn: we're three days away from the sequester going into effect. president obama is hitting the road again today. that's outraging republicans who say they're hoping to reach a deal. kelly wright is live in washington with the latest. >> good morning to you all. president obama travels to virginia today. he will meet with workers at newport news shipbuilding. the white house says he will
talk about how the sequestration will impact jobs for middle class americans. he's pushing the message that drastic cuts will take place if republicans fail to compromise. republican leaders reject that. they're urging the president to show some leadership. stay in washington, meet with members of congress to help solve the crisis. >> the president proposed this sequester, yet he's far more interested in holding campaign rallies than he is in urging his senate democrats actually it pass a plan. we know there are smarter ways to cut spending and to continue to grow our economy. that's why republicans have acted twice as kathy said, to replace the sequester, with what we would argue are smarter cuts. >> both sides as of now appear to be no closer to getting a deal that would avert the sequestration, which will automatically cut $85 billion from various programs, including defense and entitlements. president obama told the nation's governors how the sequestration might impact their
states. >> thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents will have to deal with finding child care for their children. hundreds of thousands of americans will lose access to primary care and prehaveventive care. >> rick: governors claim the president is trying to scare the public. >> it's time to cut spending. it can be done without jeopardizing the economy. the president needs to stop campaigning, stop trying to scare the american people, stop trying to scare states. >> at this point, republican and democrat congressional leaders are not meeting face-to-face, and the president is not meeting either. as far as we know. they all appear to be locked in a blame game right now, rather than finding solution. because of that, the sequestration appears to be imminent alisyn, steve and brian. >> brian: here we are. what's going to happen in three derek there will be nobody to watch our kids, no one to
inspect our meat, nobody to watch our planes. besides that, it will be business as usual or 2% of the budget and won't matter at all and while we're making a big deal of it, that's three weeks of spending in our economy. >> steve: had is the official list we've been hearing from people in the administration. this is what we can count on, according to the obama administration. more terrorist attacks. >> alisyn: they say there won't be border patrol agents. they'll have to furlough them. obviously there will be an influx. higher food prices because meat inspectors -- >> steve: higher food prices. delayed flight times because the faa, tsa and delays in home sales. in listening to janet napolitano yesterday in the white house briefing room, ed henry was trying to get her to say whether or not america would be less safe. she wouldn't quite do that. but she said well, you know, we wouldn't be up to the same level. if you have 8,000 fewer border patrol agents. essentially what the message is,
if you are out of this country and you would like to come in, wait 'til next week because apparently the borders will be wide open and we will immediately validate your parking. >> brian: she also said four hours, give yourself four hours for a flight before you go. who is going to give themselves four hours? >> steve: i think bobby jindal is right. this administration is trying to scare people. remember, the sequester, which really does not cut spending, it simply slows future growth, the sequester is just a cut of 2% out of a dollar. so think about it. if we can't -- and the size of government has doubled in the last ten years. if we can't find two cents and prioritize them, and the administration as judge napolitano said, does have a lot of leeway over figuring out where to apply the cuts. >> alisyn: here is a scary cut that we heard about. the national drug intelligence center was going to lose $2 million out of their
$20 million funds. it sounded like that means drug addicts will be on the streets, maybe rehabs will be closed or maybe drug lords will not be stopped at the border. until you read further and find out, in fact, the drug intelligence center is closed. they closed last june. >> brian: right. so this is the engineered cuts. phantom that we're all going to feel kinda. >> alisyn: it's a real cut, an imaginary center. >> brian: my fault. i confused the public. >> steve: right, but charles krauthammer is not trying to confuse the public. he's trying to make sure that you understand the mindset of this administration and the politics behind not finding a solution. here is the doctor. >> we're talking about here is two cents on the dollar. every dollar the government spends today, 35 cents is borrowed from the chinese and others. what's going on here is ending
up in a position where we borrow not 35, but 33 cents. and that is going to bring armageddon. an agency of the cynicism of this campaign has won lobbyists for liberal causes leading 3,000 organization and opposing the cuts who oppose the following, the worst case scenario is the sequester hits and nothing really bad happens. think of the sin simple of that. the worst case snare joe that the -- scenario makes a small cut in spending on the way to the beginning of a journey of recovery into fiscal health and that it doesn't hurt us. we actually come out of it alive. and that to them is a worst case. it means, think of how they are weighing the national interest, which needs a cut in spending, and these parochial special interests. >> steve: great point. exactly right. a number of you e-mailers have been wondering, given the fact that the president of the united states is going to continue with
his campaign-style road show down in newport news, virginia, how much is that costing us? we're talking about gigantic cuts of 2% at the end of the week, it's got to be costing hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour to be running air force one. shouldn't they just sit hi white house and make this campaign? >> alisyn: keep your suggestions coming. meanwhile, we want to get to the headlines. we begin with a extreme weather. the nation's heartland hit hard by another blizzard. the second in less than a week. the storm is being blamed for two deaths. this moved in throughout the day, knocking out power for thousands in oklahoma and texas with more than a foot of snow piling on top of record breaking totals already on the ground. strong winds adding to the problems in texas where 19 inches fell, that's just three inches short of the record. crews had to rescue about a dozen drivers on texas highways and at one point, as many as 100 vehicles were stranded on interstate 27 in lubbock.
look at that. let's get to a fox news alert. overnight in egypt, a hot air balloon ride turned deadly. these photos were taken right before the balloon caught fire and exploded midair, plunging nearly 1,000 feet from the sky. at least 18 foreigners on board died. this is brand-new video of search crews going through the rubble in a sugar cane field near the city. amazingly, three people did survive, rushed to the hospital. none of the tourists is believed to be american. if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. the democrat controlled senate will hold a test vote on the vote of chuck hagel. he failed to meet the threshold earlier this month. it was the first time the senate filibustered the cabinet nominee. a final vote could be held tomorrow if hagel reaches 60 votes. drivers don't you hate when it you get stuck behind the slow
drivers? a georgia law maker wants them to move over. state congressman proposed a bill allowing police to ticket anyone driving too slowly in the left lane on the highway. so what is too slow, i ask you? >> speed limit is 70 on most interstate highways. it's whatever, 60, 65. if you're not driving the speed limit, you have a duty to get out of the way. >> they're going to cause you to wreck or you're going to wreck trying to get around them. >> alisyn: my morning commute will get faster now. there is a law about usage original the books, but -- on the books, but his slaw stronger. >> steve: the problem is when somebody is behind you flashing the lights. >> brian: i didn't know it was you. by the way, forget about early retirement. scientists say 72 is the new 30, which means you should work 'til 111. anna kooiman live to talk to the people about this breaking news. >> alisyn: she's 80. >> good morning, brian and steve
and ali and to everybody at home. there is a group of evolutionary anthropologists who studied mortality rates in sweden and france and japan and they say if you look at cave men times, the hunters and gatherers and compare those life expectancy rates to now, 72 could be the new 30. the question is, how long do you really want to live? so i'm joined by gary, if you can pull out your head phones and talk to me. how long do you want to live? what do you make of all this? >> i'd like to live to about 85. >> 85. where did you come up with that number? >> i don't know. i don't want to get too old where i can't do anything. >> what do you think living to be 200 years means for the sanctity of marriage? >> forget about it. it will never last. >> forget about it. true new yorker here. and joined by linda. what do you think? how long do you want to live? >> you know with a? i'm a huge family person, so i would want to probably live before anyone i love would -- >> that's so sweet! >> i think if society lives
longer, aimed want to live longer. but it would be based on the people around me. i think life is made of the people that help you progress in life and help you appreciate life. and, you know, lots of -- >> very touching. thank you so much. linda and gary. we appreciate your time. that goes back to the question, how is the government going to provide for all these people as the population ages? we'll talk to more folks in just a bit. >> steve: we want to live forever. just like in the movie "flash dance," right? >> right, or never, never land. >> brian: good job with linda not having her head sets in. that was very nice of her. straight ahead, one liberal group paying private investigators to dig up dirt on republicans. their blueprint was just leaked and one of their top targets, the governor of north carolina is here live to reflect on it. >> steve: then when the worst cases of identity theft ever to
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>> with southwestingation cuts to hit in three days, president obama meeting with governors from all over the country. pat mccrory was there and talked to him and joins us this morning. governor, thanks for getting up with us. >> thank you. >> brian: i saw you did, when they kicked the press out, you got to ask a question of the president directly that affects the people of north carolina and virginia about drilling. what did you ask? >> i asked the president whether or not he had helped governor mcdonnel and governor nikki haley in north carolina to begin offshore exploration for oil and
gas and i got a political speech and no commitment to it whatsoever. this was at the exact same time that they laid down in front of us the media had already gotten all the so-called devastating cuts that will be given to each of our states due to sequestration. so at a time when the governors of virginia and north carolina and south carolina are trying to grow the economy and become more energy independent, there was absolutely no sense of urgency to give us the permitting process or at least begin that process for offshore exploration. >> brian: governor, this is unbelievable. >> a lot of mixed signals. >> brian: i filled up with gas last night, it's almost $4 here for 89 octane. and yet, you can't drill off the shore that would provide jobs as well. >> yeah, we're getting a lot of mixed signals from washington and the white house right now. listen, the president and the first lady were so gracious to us on oscar night with a black tie dinner and a wonderful meal and a military band and then the
very next day in the west room, we are given information about the devastating cuts of sequestration, which we're now just reading and trying to analyze for each our own states and make adjustments. i'm going to be in about a three-hour meeting today on my own budget and now i've got to figure out how to incorporate this information and to see actually how accurate it is. >> brian: right. >> i'd rather build and get into the energy business in north carolina. >> brian: i tell you, i got to bring it to a story from your local newspaper that found out about this. a liberal group out there, not just to get their point across, but to go after you, hiring private investigators to go after you, the governor, and other leading republican lawmakers. here is an example, the goal was to cripple their leaders, like you, a leadership and weaken their ability to govern, like you, and pressure mccrory, who is you, at every public event. how do you feel about this attack plan becoming public?
>> it's shameful. at a time when i'm trying to convince young people to get involved in public service, at a time when i'm trying to bring together republicans and democrats and independents to solve these complex issues, i've got some nonprofit groups who aren't supposed to be engaged in political activity funding these groups to eviscerate me and the worst part, even talking about hiring private investigators. it's shameful politics and it's got to end. i hope the media asks who these groups are and what their other plans are because it's exactly what we don't need in politics today. >> brian: when you talk about personal attacks and tarring someone's background, maybe misrepresenting it, that really is what happened to mitt romney last spring. he never got out from under it. >> they're attempting to brand politicians. i've only been in office for six weeks and they're already trying to brand me in a very, very negative attack and very well coordinated attacks through the media, through the blogs,
through the internet. it's very discouraging to see and i ask them to end it. i ask those groups that are funding these types of groups to quit doing it, too. it's even close to break the law because some of the funding groups aren't supposed to be involved in political activity. evisceration -- i saw enough of that during my gubernatorial campaign. i was hoping it would slow down once i was sworn in as governor. >> brian: hopefully exposing it will end it. governor, thanks so much. be very interesting the next few days. >> appreciate it. >> brian: straight ahead, jennifer lawrence's oscar trip is no laughing matter. who she is a luting for making -- saluting for making fun of her. cancer drugs is getting to the market faster than ever. is that safe? our doctor is here next [ male announcer ] everyday thousands of people are oosing advil®. my name is taho and i'm a fish guy.
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>> brian: time for your news by the numbers. 1.6 million, that's how many people fell victim to identity theft last year. the highest in three years, according to a new study. next, 1. that's how many fingers jennifer lawrence held up for photographers back stage at the oscars. it wasn't the number finger they chose. it was her response to someone saying don't trip. and it was all in jest. finally, $150,000. that's how much this web site has raised so far for a homeless man that gave back a missouri woman's diamond engagement ring after she accidentally dropped it in his donation cup. she was so grateful, she set up a fund to help him out. match that. ali and steve. >> steve: thanks a lot. >> alisyn: i'll try. some call it a breakthrough on curing cancer. new drug treatments are being fast tracked to patients.
that sounds good. but could it put some patients at risk? >> steve: let's talk to dr. david, a member of the fox news medical a team. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: historically, it to bring a new drug to market, it's cost a billion dollars and it's taken a decade. now it cost lots less and happens in no time. >> there's a good reason for it. listen, in the last ten years, what we've done is we have invested billions of dollars in what we call a human genetic project. so we understand the disease a lot better. we understand the genetic components. we know the biomarkers. >> steve: you can target it. >> targeted therapy is the key word that we use now. so instead of treating the entire system, giving chemotherapy that had a lot of side effects, patients would not tolerate it, they get off these clinical trials, now we can go, for example, there is pfizer came up with this new medication. it targets only that alk gene, specifically. so -- >> alisyn: for long cancer. >> for lung cancer. so certain patients are good candidates and some are not.
that's an incentive for other drug companies to jump in and invest in it because they will know within three or four years whether the medication will pan out or a failed trial. >> alisyn: it sounds wonderful. but is there a risk that they're not taking longer to get to market and not doing some of these bigger clinical trials? >> it's an excellent question. there are going to be a lot of questions that goes unanswered. but f.d.a. is obligated to even follow these drugs, even after they're in the market. we know about the side effects and emchassis. that's part of the phase one trial. because they have o recute less patients, it can get in the market faster. there is always a follow-up after. if there is really something with a major side effect, they may pull those. it's good news because a lot of these patients are devastated. they've gone through chemo, radiation, nothing has work. >> alisyn: particularly with lung cancer. that was one of the ones that seemed as though if you got lung cancer, that was a death sentence. the idea that there is a new drug coming out that will just
target those cells seems promising. >> for those patients that are desperate, days may mean years. and years means a lifetime. so i think giving them a chance is the way to go. and i think this also brings a lot of major companies, that before they used to go only for diabetes, cholesterol, big money drugs. now they're going to come in because they will know that they can have 30, 40 drugs in a short period. so there is an incentive for bigger companies to get involved. i think it's exciting news. i think the word was targeted therapy. it's the way of the future. we need to invest in this. >> steve: i'm just kind of curious. it's all good news. but is it happening faster because the government is cutting red tape or simply because they're able to concoct a drug that's more effective? >> i think it's a little more effective, less number of patients being recruited. we understand the disease much better. we understand the biology better. and all the work we've done in the last decade, we can take advantage of it now. it used to be only 3% of these medications coming out, now it's
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>> michelle obama announced the winner for best picture last night from the white house. that came as a surprise. but something happened, i thought -- i thought this was a bit rude. take a look. >> obama, do you have your envelope? >> and the oscar goes to -- >> "argo". >> steve: oh, joe! >> alisyn: that was great. >> brian: do you know whose idea that was?
harvey weinstein and his daughter came up with that idea to have mrs. obama announce it. >> steve: it was all done covertly, ala "argo." >> brian: i remember when laura bush announced -- wait, she didn't. i remember when nancy -- no, she didn't do it either. >> steve: that's a first. >> alisyn: other people did taped pieces and appeared on the oscars. >> steve: meanwhile, yesterday in the state room at the white house, both the president and joe biden both addressed our nation's governors. we saw that on tv before the president sent the press out. but interestingly enough, yesterday there is joe biden, he had this to say about the state of our nation's economy. >> we're no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing event. the great collapse in 2008. they're no longer worried, i think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by europe, e.u. or china somehow swallowing
up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. they're no longer, i think, worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores. >> brian: he says but we are. china is taking all of our intellectual property. they are copying it and they are using it to our disadvantage. we've done absolutely nothing. is he reading these comments or is he ad libbing? is he speaking for the white house? >> steve: he's speaking for the administration. and the administration is starting to own this economy. but i think he's wrong. americans are not only worried about the economy, they're angry. ann coulter saw the vice president and then tweeted this. biden says americans don't have the same economic worries they had back in 2008. yeah, like a house, a job, savings. >> alisyn: she makes a good point. he went on to say there is very little doubt in any circles out there about america's ability to be in position to lead the world in the 21st century. i like his optimism, but he can
not speak for all americans. that's not what polls show americans are feeling right now. >> brian: he says iran is not a threat. he told paul ryan that. anyone who says they are, it's malarky. >> steve: well, if, that's funny. that's malarky. pure malarky. thanks, joe. if americans are no longer worried about the economy, then these tiny little cuts coming up at the end of the week, that would hardly have any impact. right? >> alisyn: stop using logic. >> steve: okay, sorry. let's look at some of your headlines. the terrified spouse of a huge cop, gilbert valuey, repeatedly breaking down in tears yesterday. she was recounting the horrific discovery that her new husband was allegedly plotting to torture and murder her. kathleen told the jury she went to the f.b.i. after finding disturbing material on his computer. prosecutors have accused the new york city police officer of plotting to abduct and kill
dozens of women and that is why he is referred to as the cannibal cop. >> brian: the details are gruesome. a touching tribute, a artist creating a sculpture to honor chris kyle. the most lethal sniper in u.s. history shot dead by someone he was just trying to help. >> when i heard the story about chris kyle being the same age as him and having a family, i just was compelled to build this statue of him for his family, for the great state of texas and for the united states. >> brian: we got to get him on. kyle was also the author of "american sniper." statue shouly the summer. >> alisyn: well, one new jersey shore town is trying to return to normal after super storm sandy. it may have to wait. avon, new jersey, plans to use tropical rain forest wood to rebuild the destroyed boardwalk there. but environmental groups are vow ago season tourist boycott if
they go through with the plans. they have say it was harvested responsibly and has been paid for. >> steve: children in massachusetts are going home with letters for their parents but not about grades or behavior. instead, it's about their size and weight. it's part of a government initiative to tell parents that their children's bmi or body mass index, and gives instruction on how to deal with weight issues. it has some parents outraged and some kids are upset. >> why aren't we having nutritionists speak to our children? why aren't we hiring more gym teachers? there were a number of children that went to bed not feeling so great about themselves. >> you're either anorexic, you're too small, or you get the obese letters, that means you're too big. you can't be just right. >> steve: kid is fantastic. state and local lawmakers have joined the effort to fight the so-called fat letters, or as he said, the obesity letter.
you're been writing to us all morning about this. here are some responses. mike writes, as a p.e. teacher, i think that's a great idea for kids and parents to get these reports. they can be sent in the mail, which would keep other kids from seeing their results. too many kids in our country spending too much time playing video games and on the computer. meanwhile, chris says, it's a shame that the school, just like the government, feels like they have to regulate your kids' weight. it is the patients' responsibility. nobody else. >> alisyn: mixed responses from the viewers. keep them coming. >> steve: fair and balanced. let's go over to mr. kilmeade. >> brian: i'm going to do the sports now. then talk about a certain quarterback. he's likely to be a patriot for life. tom brady has a three-year, $27 million extension through 2017. he will be 40 at that time and jiselle will be younger. he says he wants to retire then. it gives him $8 million under
the cap to sign some people. manti te'o's stock for the nfl draft hit a new low. he needed more than 4.8 seconds, basically a calendar for the combines to finish his 40-yard dash. that is not good. scouts looking for 4.75 or less. his time was 20th of the linebacker's 26 that ran. he says his future should be judged by what he does on the field. he's a heck of a player and not the dead girlfriend who is not dead because she didn't exist. that did not help. he was great at explaining himself and very poised. she may not have won the daytona 500, but danica patrick gets to take credit for big news. she helped nascar score its highest ratings point in seven years for the race. jimmie johnson was the winner. alisyn thinks he's sexy. he's got a certain appeal. danica mania was in full swing. the first woman to win the pole position. finished eighth in the race and third up until the last lap. so good job, great story lines and it was the tragedy saturday
that no one points to. but you like it or not that, had a lot to do with sunday. people didn't know if the track would be ready and how people were going to respond. >> steve: at the very beginning, they said, gentlemen, and danica, start your engines. the second blizzard in less than a week trimming down the central plains. they are seeing over a foot of snow. these are live images out of kansas city, the parking lot of our affiliate there. people in texas and oklahoma also left in the dark and the storm is being blamed for at least two deaths. the storm is not over yet. maria molina is tracking its path. she's been in the weather center. >> good morning. the storm not over with just yet. it's producing more snow across portions of the plains, midwest, and eventually into portions of the northeast as early as tomorrow. here in new york city, you do not have to worry about the snow. but just heavy rain that's going to be starting during the overnight hours tonight and even as we head into your wednesday and some showers should linger through your thursday. we do have some wet weather on
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may into he had to furlough -- my need to furlough all of its 47,000 employees. our next guest says this scenario is an exaggeration. joining us is the chairman of the house committee on transportation and infrastructure, pennsylvania congressman phil schuster. good morning. >> good morning. >> alisyn: so you say this whole scenario that we heard from the administration is an exaggeration. 47,000 faa employees won't need to be furloughed? >> absolutely. this is a false alarm. there is no financial background, no financial data to back this up. if you look at over the last decade, the faa, or the flights into united states have gone down by 27%. the faa's budget has gone up. there is plenty of money there. they need to sharpen their pencil and get down to work to look at other places where they can move this money around and they can do that. >> alisyn: such as? congressman, if they don't want to lay off anyone and i'm sure they don't, and we don't within to have long -- want to have longer wait cuts, what can they
cut? >> they have nonoperational accounts. things like supplies and travel and conferences. they've had over the last seven years, 18,000 of their employees have gone to conferences. so they can cut out those kinds of things before they have to cut into the muscle of the faa. it's just poor financial management and that's been the history of the faa. they need to get down to business. they have need to look at it like a private company does and says we're in tough times. let's figure out how to become more productive and let's figure out where we can cut and make sure that safety isn't sacrificed. >> alisyn: janet napolitano, secretary of homeland security, has said that she is concerned about national security. do you have any fear that there will be tsa agents that are cut and somehow there will be terrorists that can sneak in? >> once again, the tsa, you've seen passengers are level, have been flat in this country. yet the tsa workers have increased by 3,000 members. you've also got risk-based assessment and prescreening that makes their job a little bit easier. so we have the people in place. i do not believe properly
managed, that we will not have any kind of problems with tsa or faa. >> alisyn: i like your thinking, congressman. it's optimistic. but do you feel confident that as of tomorrow, obviously these cuts won't kick in right away. but let's say as of two months from now, there won't be longer waits at airports because of the sequester? >> if the faa and tsa and department of transportation do their job, get down to business, sharpen their pencil, figure out ways to cut places, to make sure that safety and security are in place, i believe it can happen. but this administration has to get down to business. sequestration was the president's idea and now he thinks it's a bad idea. the house of representatives have twice acted to pass bills so that we can avert this sequestration. so the administration needs to get down to business. >> alisyn: congressman bill schuster, thanks so much for giving them a suggestion of how to avoid this doomsday scenario. great to talk to you. >> thank you very much. >> alisyn: our entitlement nation has gone to the dogs. now we've got food stamps for pets.
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assistance for pets of low income families. so is this contributing to our so-called entitlement nation? let's talk to mark, the founder of petfoot stomps.org. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: when i saw it on-line, i was thinking, food stamps for pets? oh, you got to be kidding me. the government is getting bigger and bigger. >> no, this is not a government program. we have not sought government funding nor do we plan on accepting it should it be offered. it is all private donations from individuals and corporations and business. >> steve: sure. you're doing it the right way. you see a need out there and you're doing it yourself. but through the goodness of people who are watching right now who donate money to your organization, so then you can do what with the money? >> the money is being used to purchase pet food to supply people who are on food stamps or public assistance so the animals don't have to be surrendered to high kill shelters. animals shouldn't have to suffer because people are having difficulties. >> steve: exactly. there are some people who might
go, well, if a family can't afford food for the kids, how could they possibly afford food for the dogs and cats. just get rid of them. >> if a mother or father loses their job, should they have to surrender their kids? it's the same thing. >> steve: look. our dogs and cats are part of the family. >> correct. dogs give us love. cats give us love, devotion, and if there are difficulties in the house and these pets need to be surrendered, the kids are also going to be emotional three traumatized, losing their best friend because they can't feed the pet. this is not government funded. this is private funded. we have millions of animal lovers who will support the program and want to see these cats and dogs and other animals not be killed because they can't afford to feed them. >> steve: since this story came out, your phone has been ringing off the hook. >> we had over 20,000 applications yesterday alone with the sown. it's been nonstop for two weeks. >> steve: do you worry, though, that there might be some unscrupulous people out there
saying wait a minute, this is a way to get free pet food for my dog. i might not necessarily need food stamps myself -- 'cause that's out there. >> there is always room for a slight fraud with any program like this. we're not willing to neglect people who need help because of a bad seed. the bottom line is, you have to verify and get approved to be in the program. you have to show documentation and if somebody is going to forge documents to get a bag of dog foot, let them suffer the consequences. >> steve: sure. and it's not like they apply to you and then you wind up sending them money. you work through a third party that sends -- >> the applicants do not get any money. they get deliveries of dog and cat food and in rare circumstances, guinea pigs and rabbits. but they don't get money. they get the food. >> steve: i think there are a lot of people watching now who may not need the help, but might be interested in donating money to your organization. how do they get ahold of you. >> visit petfoodstamps.org.
if you're able to get on. if not, we apologize and keep trying. >> steve: you're doing it the right way, with private money. good luck. >> i'm a ron paul supporter. >> steve: very good. all right. we don't need a bigger government. we just need people who can help out where appropriate and you saw a need and doing it. nicely done. >> thank you. >> steve: pet foodstamps.org. straight ahead, hollywood big wigs are helping the president push for higher taxes on the rich. but at the same time, taking tax breaks for themselves. do these people really need a break? we're going to talk to laura ingraham in a couple of minutes about that. and he's the advisor to one of the biggest pop stars in the world. justin bieber's pastor joins us live in the next hour how do your car running like new? you ask a ford customer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well.
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gretchen this morning. so much for the most transparent white house ever. the president tells the press to get out. >> i look forward to our partnering and with that, what i want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions. all right? >> alisyn: wait, we pose the questions. isn't that our job, to ask the questions? laura ingraham is here to react in moments. >> steve: and this just in, calls for help from that firey daytona 500 crash on saturday. >> 911, where is your emergency? >> yeah. listen. section 0. section 0. daytona racetrack. two seriously injured people here. okay? >> steve: more from the dramatic moments a car came crashing into the stands. >> brian: all right. and bieber is a believer. we're talking to one of justin bieber's mentors, his pastor, on how the biebs keeps his faith amid all the stardom. "fox & friends" starts now.
>> steve: i'm in trouble on the internet, i said they started the race down at daytona, gentlemen and danica, it was actually drivers and danica. >> alisyn: you're right, because it should have been gentlemen, and danica, drivers and danica, she's included in drivers. >> steve: they're aliterating. >> brian: he did his own thing. went off script a little bit. >> alisyn: right. but gentlemen and danica would have been funnier. >> steve: everybody is a critic. >> brian: laura ingraham is waiting in the wings. she's in the on deck circle. meanwhile, you have something to tell us. >> alisyn: we have a fox news alert. this morning we are hearing the first calls for help when that nascar crash sent debris flying into the stands. let's listen. >> where is your emergency?
>> yeah. listen, i'm in section 0, section 0, daytona racetrack. there is two seriously injured people here. okay? we've been calling for paramedics and nobody is showing up. >> alisyn: scary stuff. that crash happened saturday at the daytona international speedway. it's estimated 32 people were injured by flying debris. seven people are still hospitalized this morning from that crash. nascar plans to do a thorough investigation into what happened. there is another developing story to tell you about. a frantic search at sea for a missing family of four. >> coast guard, we are abandoning ship. we are abandoning ship. >> alisyn: the u.s. coast guard says it's now doing everything it can to find the man, woman and two young children off the central california coast. unfortunately, there are more questions than answers at this hour. we don't know where the boat was coming from, where it was headed or even the identity of the family. the details we do know so far are frightening. >> we were disabled initially. they weren't able to move under their own sail or propulsion.
then start taking on water and then their electronics started to fail. >> alisyn: the search is expanding to seattle and canada. and this developing story. overnight in egypt, a hot air balloon ride turned deadly. these photos were taken right before the balloon caught fire and exploded midair, plunging nearly 1,000 feet from the sky. at least 18 tourists, foreigners on board died. this is brand-new video of search crews going through the rubble in a sugar cane field there near luxor. three people did survive and they were rushed to the hospital. there is no word at this hour on their condition. none of the tourists is believed to be an american. check out this video. this is definitely not a good way to protect your car from the hail. when the ice chunks started pounding his car -- this is in argentina, he claimed on the roof and did swimming trying to keep the hail from ruining his ride. okay.
>> brian: it's time to see how laura ingraham would handle -- what would she do in a hail storm if hail hit? what do you do when hail hits your car? >> that's a pretty sweet ride, so i think i'd probably do the back stroke, though. [ laughter ] >> brian: i would hope no one is on the second floor taping you. >> right. >> steve: this poor guy is doing the dog paddle or something. >> brian: if you're looking for the president today, you know where to find him, in newport news, virginia, talking about what it's going to mean to the people of virginia if sequester works, kicks into action in three days. is that the right way to approach it? >> look, i think when you listen to the level of the president's scare mongering over the last few weeks, this has really been going on in different ways on different issues for years. it's always an emergency. it's never just governance. it's everything is a rush and an emergency. it would be better, i think for the country if the president just took governance seriously and locked himself in a room with democrats and republicans
and did what adults do. they have to hammer out a reform package that sets our country in the right path. so the idea that newport news will be affected? well, we'll all be affect fundamental we don't get this debt under control, all of us, at every level of our lives will be adversely affected if we continue to have a president and political leadership that fails to take responsibility. i find it very immature. >> alisyn: so it's immature. but go one step further. the president says he does not want these indiscriminate cuts across the board, that they are just with a blunt instrument, not surgical enough. so why isn't he locking himself in a room and going through it item by item and making it less painful? >> i don't think this is a priority for him. i really don't. i know that might sound shocking to people, but for the president of the united states to set his course on first health care reform and then dabble in global warming, and then work with card
check for a little while and all these other side issues, now it's immigration, a little bit of gun control, he does everything except focus on the day-to-day governance of this country, which includes obviously this massive and serious series of challenges we face as a country. i don't think he's particularly interested in it. i don't know if he ever took an economics class. we don't have his school records. i have no idea. but i do know he seems positively bored by it. bored. >> steve: here is the thing, we are just talking about two pennies on every dollar and keep in mind, the sequester does not cut spending. it simply slows the growth in the future and what's interesting is you got the commander in chief, his job is to keep us all safe. and yet, he should be making these cuts at such -- as easy as possible. instead, he and his people are out there talking about how painful they're going to be!
>> again, it's very appropriate that michelle showed up at the oscars because the white house itself has a prop department. remember the white coats that they handed out to the doctors? they have a prop department. they basic israeli a director at their beck and call with spielberg. they have casting directors. the white house is a drama operation. okay? this is not serious business going on at the white house. it's for maximum dramatic effect demonizing the enemy, continuing to dismiss critics, and it's a big show. it's big razzle dazzle operation with, again, i don't think the level of seriousness that we need trained on all the various problems in our country. so are we going to stop doing business as of friday or monday? no. is the president going to make it seem that way? yes. but i dare hazard a guess that the travel and entertainment budget of the white house will not be affected. >> brian: most people believe is
that the president sees his 54% approval rating, high as it's been since he first took office, and says, i could do anything. i can get -- >> a lot. >> brian: make the republicans look bad. >> i don't think so. i think it's a bridge too far. i think they've taken it a step too far. he's a little too cocky, a little too narcistic right now and he think he has a big head of steam. guess what? when you even have press members beginning to wonder, gee, maybe we're going played here. maybe this whole thing really isn't what we thought it was. when that starts to happen, well, i think you could see the obama machine begin to crumble bit by bit. >> alisyn: let's talk about this because the president promised in 2008 he would have the most transparent presidency in history. but lately, there have been things happening with the press, i'll play you one in a moment quarterback quarterback where just -- where questions are going to be asked, there is going to be a q and a with the
president -- >> brian: and governors. >> alisyn: in this case, last week -- this week it was the governors who had assembled fort national governors association, the president asked the press to leave the room. here is the moment. >> i look forward to our partnering and with that, what i want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions. all right? >> alisyn: that's not the first time. he's also done that, there was a business round table with ceo's. he asked the press to leave the room. why? >> because you know what the funny thing about that is, when he goes, all right. and he keeps so cool. all right, now leave. it's like the battered press syndrome. all right. these people are so in love, so many of them, not all of them. but so in love, that oh, he's telling me to leave? i guess that means he loves me. at some point the battered press syndrome has to -- you can to shake them from this and say, you guys have been used and played and manipulated and are you not now going to stand up for yourselves and say, you
know, mr. president, we're just not going to cover you anymore. until there is real news, until you treat us like real professionals and reporters, that's what we're supposed to be, we're not just going to play this little game any longer. i hope that's beginning to happen because as you pointed out, this has been happening for years. it's happened on the czar, how they hired the czars. it happened with the lobbyists on health care reform. >> alisyn: the drone program. we didn't even touch on that. >> battered press syndrome. they're all suffering from it. they need to shake themselves of it. >> alisyn: should we tell them he's just not that in to you? >> he's just not that in to you. it's like the one night stand that lasted for four years. he got reelected. he got what he wanted. sweetheart, i'll leave your payment on the table and i'm gone. it's embarrassing. >> steve: it is. and how about this? we did see the first lady, she presented the oscar -- announced
oscar for best picture at the 12 hour oscar cast. yet, did you realize, hollywood not only has loved this president and this administration, but they've apparently gotten great big tax breaks as well. take a look. each state, many states have different tax advantages. for "django unchained," they wound up getting $8.4 million worth of film subsidies from louisiana, "silver linings playbook," 5.6 from pen opinion. "argo," 6.2 million from california. they actually shot -- it was supposed to be tehran, but they shot that house there in the san fernando valley. "lincoln," from the commonwealth of virginia, $3.5 million. no wonder they love government. >> yeah. are you saying there is hypocrisy in hollywood? you have matt damon doing his tour deforce against fracking, right? so big oil and gas is terrible and toxic to the country, to the
world, so we can't give them any tax breaks. as if nothing coming out of hollywood is toxic or polluting or bad for people to ingest. but they should get apparently the golden treatment when it comes to tax breaks. i'm not necessarily against tax breaks for hollywood. just don't grand stand against other industries who get breaks because it helps employment or it helps local economy. and again, it's fairly transparent and not. the pollutants are everywhere. so i think they should start looking at themselves in the mirror. >> steve: the president has said it's a really -- is it really fair that these corporate jet owners get breaks? he should just do dot, dot, dot, or is it appropriate that hollywood winds up with these big film subsidies for movies that makes hundreds of miles of dollars. >> they got the casting call with michelle. they got paid back by michelle showing up for the oscars. i'll scratch your back. you scratch mine. it worked out pretty well for them. >> brian: right. thank you very much. laura ingraham.
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he very well could be released to egypt. so why would the president allow this? joining us is the former assistant, u.s. attorney and author of this new book "spring fever, the illusion of islamic democracy." welcome back. >> good to be with you. >> brian: you believe that when morsi first gets legislated, the first thing he says is release the blind sheik. >> right. if you're morsi and you were watching what was going on up until that point, the egyptian press reported that the state department had been in negotiations with the former military regime to swap the blind sheik for the democracy activist they had captured. shortly after that, the obama administration issued a visa to a member of the blind sheik's terrorist organization to come to the white house and discuss the future of the middle east. so if you're morsi taking all of this in, why wouldn't your very first demand be you wanted the blind sheik back? >> brian: which is unbelievable, the audacity of demanding that knowing he wanted to blow up every tunnel in new york! devastation would have been massive if he got his way.
>> not only the atrocity 20 years ago, and you're quite right, they actually -- the world trade center bombing itself, they not only did this 1400-pound bomb in the complex, they wanted to aerate with cyanide so they could kill more people. after he was given a life sentence, bin laden credited him with him for starting 9-11. >> brian: even the iranian kept in prison in iraq, we have already exchanged him. correct? >> right. >> brian: we allowed him to get out of prison? >> that's exactly right. if you're the islamist rulers watching the way we behave, you see this works. you see terrorists are allowed to bomb their way to the negotiateth neither o'clock table and we swap them. >> brian: we have the muslim brotherhood in egypt. in libya, you believe we're going to an islamic extremist
government, don't you? >> we've certainly allowed supreme insists. in benghazi, we took out a government that was supporting american counterterrorism efforts and his arms are now in the hands of our enemy. >> brian: in your book, that's what they claim when they get into power, they do the exact opposite. in egypt, the people are too well educated, they're pushing back. are you worried about our back wood john kerry said yesterday, secretary of state, that we're going to start arming the rebels and backing the rebels? >> we've done it time and time again. we did it in afghanistanment we've done it in libya and now we want to do it in syria. i wish there was a majority of people pushing back in egypt. but i think what we're finding in the middle east is that the dynamic islam of the middle east is islamic supremacism. two-thirds of people when they vote, vote for these islamists. >> brian: you looked these guys in the eye. do you think the american public would ever tolerate his release under any circumstances? >> i think he'll be gone before
we know it happens. i think what will end up happening is there will be some erupting event that will take our eyes off the ball and it will be announced he's gone and there will be three or four days of outrage and then we're on to the next thing. >> brian: i think there will be more than that. i hope you're wrong. >> i wish that when the guy you were talking about, the hezbollah guy, nobody was outraged and he killed five of our guys in karbala. >> brian: "spring fever" is the name of the book. we'll stay on it. straight ahead, we all need more sleep. but now doctors say just one week of bad sleep could come with some serious health risks. we are in so much trouble. and he's the spiritual advisor to one of the biggest pop stars in the world, justin bieber's pastor, judas smith joins us live next eat good fats.
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>> steve: quick tuesday morning headlines. just one week of bad sleep could increase your risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. terrific. researchers studied blood samples from 26 patients. half had less than seven hours of sleep. i call them lucky people if they got more. they found some genes responsible for replenishing our bodies switched off in those who didn't get enough shut eye. and seth macfarlane and the oscars proved to be a winning combination. about 43 million viewers tuned in, making it the most watched academy awards ceremony in the last three years. >> alisyn: well, he's been named the third most powerful celebrity in the world by "forbes" magazine and he still manages to keep his faith with the help of our next guest. >> brian: joining us right now is the author of "jesus is
blank, find a new way to be human," justin bieber's pastor, judas smith. welcome. >> thank you. >> brian: how did you hook up with the bieber family, with justin? >> his mom called me about three years ago and he was having a concert in everett and he had heard me preach when he was younger in toronto and i guess i used to put him to sleep. his mom said she would play my tape and he would fall asleep. that's not really what a preacher wants to hear. so yeah, three years ago. >> steve: obviously you woke something in him because now he regards you as his mentor, right? >> i guess so, yeah. >> steve: he call you up and say, hey, what would you do -- what would juda do in a situation? >> probably ask more like what would jesus do. but i do my best to encourage him and he's a spectacular young man. >> alisyn: it must be hard to be the pastor to justin bieber because he has every earthly temptation out there. he has millions of girls
throwing themselves at him. he have has an opportunity to abuse drugs, alcohol. where do you begin with a celebrity like this? >> i tend to think that certainly justin has a lot of opportunity and temptation, but frankly, i think of the 21st century, we probably all do. i would encourage him, like i would encourage most of our church in seattle in terms of just being like jesus and asking the all important question, what would jesus do? and justin makes fantastic decisions in his life. >> steve: that's very nice of you to say. >> brian: the concept of your book "jesus is blank," what do you mean? he's whatever you want him to be? >> no. i think the idea is just a conversation, to engage people about jesus. whatever you believe about jesus, he's the most formidable figure in human history. and so what do you believe about him? even if it's just historically. obviously in my life, he's completely changed my life. the idea is not just for me to give my answers, but let other
people fill in the blank and start a conversation. >> steve: sure. in the beginning, in the introduction, you talk about yourself, from the seattle area. >> yeah. >> steve: you like really strong coffee. you complain too much about the weather. it says you're a father and you're a pastor. the pastor part makes some people uneasy. >> yeah. i think it makes sense, people probably assume i come from a slanted viewpoint. and maybe some of that's true. but i would say that i live a pretty ordinary, anchylo i have and have a lot of the same challenges and difficulties that most people have. and frankly, jesus is very real to me and the point is whether you believe what i believe, let's have a great conversation. >> alisyn: you're a cool looking pastor. you look different than other pastors. >> thank you. >> alisyn: you don't see them wearing skinny jeans and letter and bieberish hairdo. >> really? >> alisyn: yes. >> come on. >> alisyn: and do you do the dugy? >> no. i don't. i wish i could. maybe i'm too old to do the dougie. >> steve: you're never too old.
>> okay. >> alisyn: but did justin bieber steal the hair style from you or did you take the sweep over from him? >> gosh, the sweepover, i have to give him credit. >> steve: you got to check out the book because it reads great. >> thank you. >> steve: congratulations. pastor judas smith, it's called "jesus is blank." thank you for joining us live. tell justin we said hello. he actually has been in the studio. >> i believe it. >> brian: selena gomez was here. >> steve: in happier times. >> brian: it sounds like we're bragging. >> steve: we are, kind of. >> alisyn: the president selling access to the white house at a cost of $500,000? is that true? is it fair? >> steve: and they used to say 40 was the new 30. but anna, i understand the new 30 is what? >> a group of scientists says that 72 could be the new 30 and you will see some 70-year-olds or 200-year-olds doing the
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the people from milton bradley gave her chloroforms. the dress had a high high neck line and sleeves to meet iranian restrictions for images of women. mrs. obama helped announce "argo" as the winner of the best picture, which iran also slammed as propaganda for the c.i.a. >> steve: i will say this, whoever did the photo shopping did a great job. >> alisyn: they did. very attractive. >> steve: hey, do you remember back in the day when bill clinton, he got in big trouble for essentially -- >> brian: went in the lincoln bedroom. >> steve: he did indeed. big donor, why don't you spend the night in the lincoln bedroom. i think by the conclusion of his administration, close to 800 people had spent the night in the lincoln bedroom. looks like they bought their way into the white house. well, fast forward to today and it looks to some as if with this administration, it is possible now to buy your way into the
presence of the president of the united states. >> alisyn: there is an organization called organizing for action and there are some former staffers who now work on it. >> jim mussina. >> alisyn: and they are allowing people to pay $500,000 and if you pay $500,000 to this committee, you then get a quarterly meeting with the president, where you can hear his ideas or bat around ideas or whatever it is. and, you know, by the way, don't all administrations allow their top donors to have some sort of access to the president? >> steve: yeah, but not scheduled. four times a year. half a million dollars? four times a year you sit down with the president. >> alisyn: and the president made it one of the cornerstones of his campaign, was that he would not allow any lobbyists in the white house. he was going to rid the white house of all lobbyists. well, if you're paying money and you have a special interest you
want the president's ear and you'll bend the president's ear, that's lobbying. >> steve: you got to figure a number of half a million dollars checks have already been cut for that outfit. we bithe way, the white house says it's not buying it. >> brian: they're buying access as well as the lobbyists. it was almost comical to hear the president say we're going to take questions, so i need the press to leave. what was your reaction at home. pam writes, i do not see the humor in what obama is doing. clearly what the -- clearing out the press, what is this guy doing? >> alisyn: does she mean steve? >> brian: mary ellen writes, laura, stop covering him. that's not going to happen. >> brian: stop covering the president? >> alisyn: we're not going to stop covering the president. steve is dashing off an e-mail right now. we'll read that in the after the show show. >> steve: meanwhile, 24 minutes
before the top of the hour on this tuesday, people in the central plains and the midwest digging out after another gigantic blizzard hits the area in less than a week. thousands of people lost electricity in the cold and the wind in oklahoma and texas. that is unfortunate because they're freezing. take a look at this strong wind that apparently knocked this tree over into the home in texas. we moved on to the video. where over a foot of snow fell. crew high school to rescue a dozen drivers on texas highways. at one point, as many as 100 vehicles were stuck. >> brian: in dallas, they were not ready for snow. >> steve: the problem was ice. it was a sheet of ice. >> alisyn: let's check in with maria molina where she has more on where this storm is headed. >> hey, good to see you. good morning, everyone. that's right. it was last week on thursday that we actually saw over a foot of snow across many of the same areas that are now getting hit with yet again another foot of snow from this next storm system. it's impacting portions of
and also into your thursday. we already have winter storm warnings in maine, new hampshire, and also western sections of the state of massachusetts. as we head toward the south, parts of florida, georgia, south carolina, even southern sections of north carolina actually have a risk for severe weather in the form of tornadoes, damaging wind gusts and large hail. there's a tornado watch that was issued across tampa, orlando, jacksonville. that's in effect until 3:00 p.m. eastern time today. and we're also looking at sections of southeastern georgia under that same tornado watch. again, please be safe out here if you're headed outdoors and also grab the umbrellas. heavy rain with the storms producing flooding concerns. back inside. >> steve: all right. >> brian: let's move on.
22 minutes before the top of the hour. the movie faced questions before it was released about what was fact and what was fiction. >> osama bin laden? >> yeah. >> brian: now we learned the senate intelligence committee is closing its investigation into "zero dark thirty." this comes after the film was largely shut out of the oscars. the movie showed enhanced interrogation techniques helped find bin laden, outraging lawmakers. they said they did not admit to the techniques and a lot of people think they got it confused with abu grahd. meanwhile, i'd like them to stop investigating the navy seal who wrote the book. >> alisyn: thank you. remember this bad girl who flipped off a judge in open court in florida? after that stunt, he sentenced her to stay behind bars for 30 days. but five days later -- >> my behavior was very irrational and i apologize not
only to the court and you, but to my family. >> alisyn: her change of attitude seems to be sticking. here is what happened when she showed up to a recent hearing with a different judge. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> alisyn: i think the ba receipt helps. the 18-year-old has been attending narcotics anonymous and passed all of her drug tests. the judge says her original drug charge will be dropped if she keeps up the good work. >> steve: that's good incentive. a big night at the oscars for jennifer lawrence, not only did she win best actress for her role in "silver linings playbook," and then take a tumble on the stairs when she went to accept her award, but she was also caught doing this. it happened back stage at the awards ceremony. who is she flipping off? apparently some photographers. why? it was apparently her single digit response to somebody saying, hey, don't trip! >> brian: right. >> steve: then she gestured. >> brian: she was just having
fun. that's something anna kooiman would never do. >> alisyn: forget early retirement. scientists say 72 is the new 30. how is that possible? anna kooiman is live outside on our plaza. how does it work? >> good morning. there is a group of evolutionary anthropologists who studied cave man times to modern times and they believe that 72 could be the new 30 because of improvement and in housing conditions, drinking water, sanitation and medical improvements. so the question is, do you really want to live to be that old? how does 200 sound to you? i'm asking our friend. what do you think? >> i feel like i'd like to live as long as possible, just as long as my health is intact because people have to start taking care of me, then i would feel guilty. so if 72 is the new 30, then hey, i'll be jogging up the stairs. >> he'll be styling and profiling at 72 or 200. >> exactly. >> thanks. how about you? >> i would like to live long
full life. actually i feel like i'm 30. like i'm 18. i would like to see -- she's from russia. pardon the accent, right? this is an international study done in sweden and japan and france. so we got to bring in a german, too. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what do you think? >> i want to be 100 years old because i can't wait to see how the world changes in the next 80 years. >> ladies, thank you so much. noah, you have a great day. back to you on the curvy couch. ali, brian and steve. >> alisyn: we like the sound of it. we like the sound of it. >> steve: why not? >> brian: right. >> steve: can you hear that song? >> alisyn: in steve's head. meanwhile, it's his job to advise the government on the law. our next guest says government is making too many of these. wisconsin attorney general here to explain the consequence of a regulation nation next. >> steve: he had nothing to do to his name, but he did the right thing when a woman dropped
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>> alisyn: welcome back. time for quick headlines. the senate will once again hold a test vote today on defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. he failed to meet 60 vet threshold earlier this month. it was the first time the senate filibustered a cabinet nominee. his web site raised $100,000 for a homeless man. a woman accidentally dropped a diamond engagement ring in his
cup and he gave it back. she was so grateful, she set up the fund to help him out. let's go to steve. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. time for regulation nation. the federal government is getting too big? are they suffering due to washington's regulatory overreach? joining us now to weigh in is the wisconsin attorney general, j.b. van holling. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: okay. i guess all the republican states attorney generals were in washington, d.c. over the last couple of days for what? >> well, we actually have all the attorneys general, at least supposedly all the attorneys general in town. we had a republican attorney generals association conference that ended yesterday and starting yesterday we had the national association of attorneys general conference. so we kind of got a combination of meetings out here. and as republicans and quite frankly, as all a.g.'s, we spent a lost of time about talking about what we have to do to preserve the lawful rights of us as states to self govern and a lot of that is fighting federal
preemption. it's a subject of conversation not just for republicans, but for many democratic attorneys general as well. >> steve: one of the things that you feel is -- and other state attorney generals is the fact that the president is unable to get some legislation through and yet, through legislative or regulatory fiat, they're able to go ahead and move things down the road their direction, aren't they? >> this president has never hesitated to try to utilize those tactics. every president has recess appointments and various things along those lines. but this president has been looking for opportunities. i think a lot of people don't realize that even though the republicans control congress, there is an awful lot that the executive can do without their approval. and president obama has taken full advantage of that, whether it be through executive orders, whether it be through recess appointments, whether it be through administrative regulation, using the epa. >> steve: i know you're concerned with overregulation regarding health care.
we've gone through health care a number of times on this program. but tell me a little bit about the overreach regarding the cross state air pollution role. >> here is the typical case where historically the epa has deferred heavily to the states to come up with their own proposed regulations and then the federal government decides whether to let the states regulate or whether they have to step on them. and in this case, in this particular case, the casper one, the epa didn't even give the state governments an opportunity to comment and to come up with their own proposed rules. we as a number of a.g.'s took them to court. we won in the d.c. circuit not too long ago. they struck down the epa's ability to regulate in the way they did without giving us input. and those are the kind of cases that man of us as attorneys general will continue to bring because it's going to be the only way we're going to be able to maintain some level of local control and keep the federal government at least in check to a degree. >> steve: well, mr. attorney general, we certainly thank you very much for stopping by and
talking about what the regulation you're facing there in the great state of wisconsin. the other van hollen in washington today, thank you. >> he's the other one. >> steve: he is the other one. all right. thank you. >> you bet, thank you. >> steve: all right. now 11 minutes before the top of the hour. straight ahead, the president says budget cuts mean more terrorist attacks, more illegal immigrants, and higher food prices. really? two pennies on the dollar can do all that? dissecting the facts of doomsday friday coming up. first, let's check in with bill hemmer for a preview of what happens ten minutes from >> thank you. that's what i say about o'reilley. he's the other bill. >> steve: the other bill. >> just so we're clear, good morning to you, steve. more on this horrific hot air balloon crash story. terrible story developing. we'll bring you the update on that. also, watch the market this morning. there is trouble brewing from a corner of the world that's having a major impact on all of us. stuart varney tackles that. breaking news on the pope's soon to be new title and position. meet the americans trying to
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>> alisyn: president obama warning the nation about the consequences of the sequestration if both sides of the political aisle cannot come to an agreement in the next three days. is our commander in chief laying out a doomsday scenario or is this just hype? new york post columnist and fox news contributor michael goodwin is here to answer that. which one is it, michael? >> hype, hype, hype. >> alisyn: how can it be hype, hype, hype, when we heard from everybody in the administration that there will be fewer meat inspectors, border patrol agents, fewer faa workers? won't there be delays? >> that's the key, that this is the administration acting in concert to scare the american
people, to go through agency by agency, to say you will have everything from fewer meat inspectors, fewer teachers, fewer firemen, fewer people guarding the borders, nuclear weapons will be unsafe. i mean, it is a kind of parade of horrors that isn't logically possible. >> alisyn: why not? if we're furloughing workers, why won't we have fewer teachers and border patrol agents? >> why are we furloughing workers? why are we making that choice when this is a cut of 2.3%? $3.6 trillion federal budget and we are cutting $85 billion over the course of a year. >> alisyn: over the course of half a year. >> okay. even then, commissioners in any local government would have smarter ways of doing it than picking the worst possible way designed to scare people and frankly, it's not even about sort of doing it smartly. it's about scaring people so it doesn't have to be done at all. i use in my column an example of a family on $100 budget a week.
suppose they lose 2.30 of that budget for some unforeseen expense? suddenly they're gog lose their house, their car, their food? it doesn't make sense because it's not true. this is a president's choice because he doesn't want to cut the budget. he wants to raise government spending. >> alisyn: what is the solution that you're suggesting? the president in the next three days get in and make more surgical cuts or that the two sides get together and make sure it doesn't happen? >> either would be better than this, but this is better than nothing. this begins to reverse the trend. the president always wants to increase taxes and increase spending and he talks occasionally about getting the deficit under control, but it's always down the road. this is -- we've come to the end of the road now. this is the first time the leverage is with those who want to cut spending, not increase taxes. i think what we're seeing is the president is really poisoning the well. he's poisoning the idea that the government can do with less. he's saying that government is
operating at 100% efficiency. if we take out one dollar, the country is going to collapse. that's not a believable view, so i hope the president finally recognizes that we can't keep adding to the debt. >> alisyn: everyone can read more of michael goodwin at new york post. great columnist. thanks. >> thank you. >> alisyn: more "fox & friends" three minutes away the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra.
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